"...Perhaps the most interesting release we received last night on the immigration bill was from Fred Thompson’s office. Said the candidate-in-waiting: “We should scrap this bill and the whole debate until we can convince the American people that we have secured the borders or at least have made great headway.” The simple act of sending the release signals a likelihood that Thompson is already acting like a candidate. There are now all sorts of organizational rumors floating around (from an exploratory announcement being imminent to key hires coming on board). The Thompson-for-president campaign is no longer months away -- instead think weeks, maybe days..." (source)
And this as "NBC president, Kevin Reilly, told the press Monday that "it's pretty clear that Fred is going to be leaving the cast of the show no matter what." (source)
How soon until Draft Thompson '08 will become Elect Thompson '08...?